Saturday, 14 October 2017

Collection Round Up


374 snug in its new home near Accrington (Mark Whitehead)

2017 has seen some house moves and two of the collection out on the road. Blackpool Volvo Olympian 374 has seen most use, most recently at the Blackpool Tramway Anniversary event, while Fylde Atlantean 71 returned to use at RVPT's excellent Lytham Hall event. Both are now awaiting winter work ready for a full event season next year. 374 also has a new home at Town and District Transport Trust's premises near Accrington.

Fylde Atlantean 44, preserved in 2015, has been on the move this year. After storage in Bolton it moved earlier this year to Keighley and more recently Bingley. It is expected to receive a replacement engine over the winter to allow it to return to use, initially in its current black livery pending a future repaint.
44, sadly is only mobile under tow presently. Hints of BTS green and cream are visible on the front. (Mark Whitehead)

Fylde 'Paladin' rebody 7 is due for inspection soon to determine the work needed to return this unique vehicle to the road. 

The firth collection vehicle Fylde Seddon RU 47 - one of only two RUs left remains in store for now but we hope work can start on this in due course.